Matters regarding religious sentiments are commonplace these days around the nation. This fire has spread across the nation as a result of Nupur Sharma’s statement. There has already been a lot of commotion over the poster for the documentary “Kaali” in this case. In this Goddess Kaali is shown smoking a cigarette in this recently released movie poster. Additionally, the LGBTQ pride flag can be seen in her hand. The poster has received a lot of vocal opposition on social media since it first appeared. Since the documentary’s poster gained attention, filmmaker Leena Manimekalai has also been making headlines. So let’s find out who is Leena Manimekalai-
What is the whole controversy?
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Maa Kaali is seen smoking a cigarette on a poster that was made public in Canada; goddess is also holding an LGBTQ pride flag. In India, this poster has caused a stir. Let us inform you that this poster is from the documentary “Kaali” by director Leena Manimekalai. Following the issue, Leena the filmmaker is facing scathing online criticism and calls for retaliation. The poster was unveiled on July 2 as a component of the Canadian project.
An FIR has been filed in the contentious Maa Kaali poster issue in both Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. In the Maa Kaali poster case, the Delhi Police’s IFSO squad has filed a FIR under sections 153A and 295A. Both the New Delhi District and the IFSO received complaints, one each. The director Leena Manimekalai, who shared this image, is currently the target of an investigation by the IFSO section under IPC 153A and IPC 295A (hurting the sentiments of any class, religion). At the same time, New Delhi Police is still investigating on the complaint of New Delhi District. IFSO Unit will contact the Director, if required, through email or notice.
Who is Leena Manimekalai and pervious controversies?
- Her life:
These days, Leena has a strong link to controversies thanks to the attention her film Kaali is receiving. She has already been involved in debates regarding many of her movies.
Leena, on the other hand, has had a lot of difficulties in her private life. In her life, she has faced challenges on all societal, familial, and financial levels. From the isolated village of Maharajapuram, which is situated south of Madurai, Leena Manimekalai is originally from. Her father was a college lecturer. When a girl reached puberty in the hamlet where she lived, it was usual to marry her off to her maternal uncle.
Leena fled her house during the time of her marriage after learning about this practice. After that, she travelled to Chennai and applied for a position at the Tamil magazine Vikatan’s office. They eventually returned to her relatives after getting in touch with them from the office. Leena then convinced her family to support her in beginning her engineering studies. Leena’s father passed away during her senior year of college. Leena made the decision to publish her doctoral dissertation on the Tamil filmmaker P Bharathiraja as a book by her father after her father passed away.
She returned to Chennai to publish this book. She also met the director P Bharathiraja during this time and fell in love with him. There were many press stories back then about Leena’s relationship with the director. Her mother requested the daughter to return home as soon as these details became public. Leena left the theatre with Bharathiraja and went home after noticing the mother’s worsening condition. Later, after working in numerous places, she made the decision to represent exploitation and social issue victims. In 2002, she began making her first movie, Mathamma, in this manner. She then carried on with her progress.
- Previous controversies:
Leena had previously been involved in controversy involving her films in addition to the ones surrounding her most recent one. In 2011, she released Sengadal, a feature film that was based on the fisherman of Dhanushkodi. Regarding this Leena movie, there was a lot of debate. The picture caused such a stir that it was delayed for a very long time as a result of legal issues. In addition to this, the Censor Board rejected her film’s request for a certificate. According to the board, Sengadal has seen a lot of political and disparaging remarks about the governments of India and Sri Lanka. In addition to this, Leena’s movie White Van Stories sparked debate.